Woman in Business Seminar a great Success

The month of March marks the celebration of women’s history month. In honour of the contributions that women have made to the nation, Parliamentary Constituency Office United over 200 business leaders and entrepreneurs for a day of action, mentoring and networking to overcome barriers that prevent female-led businesses as well as professionals within the workplace to reaching their full potential.

The main program got underway with business leaders and founders sharing their inspirational stories on how they scaled the ladder on their journey to success. The first speaker, Gauteng MEC for Finance, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, gave an overview of the 2020/21 Gauteng provincial legislature budget speech. “Last week in my budget speech I presented the R4 billion for Gauteng and this amount will be split into different departments. added Nkomo-Ralehoko. She further advised event attendees to look for opportunities and register with department of treasury to be on the government database.

The PCO play a key role in highlighting the current status of women in leadership and advocating on women’s business issues in an effort to transform the economy. In her speech, MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment, Morakane Mosupyoe, focused on opportunities available for people to utilize in her department.” We have different types of opportunities in Agriculture including poultry, piggery and farming. These are businesses for aspiring entrepreneurs. Concluded Mosupyoe.

In addition to the guest speakers, the seminar allowed participants the opportunity to network with other attendees. The seminar which had different delegates including motivational speakers, councilors and government officials took place on March 5th at the the Kopanong community hall in Dobsonville.

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